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The Laborers in the Vineyard – Justice or Generosity?

Jesus loved to teach through parables because of the richness and depth of the message often hidden in the story. The parable of the laborers in the vineyard seems at first like a straight-forward account, but it raises so many questions. It confronts us with the counterculture of the kingdom of God and our natural inclination to comparison and competitiveness. Does this story offend our sense of justice or is it more about the generosity of God?

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Elijah Prays For Rain – 4 Lessons in Prayer

Elijah was an Old Testament prophet called to contend for righteousness and faith in God. He lived amongst apostasy and evil, but he had unique experiences of the power of God. This was a witness to the people of Israel that the LORD alone is God. But Elijah was also an example to the early church, and to us, of a man of prayer. There are no lengthy prayers recorded – it is not his words that inspire us but the effectiveness of his prayers. As Elijah prays for rain on Mount Carmel there are four relevant prayer lessons for our lives today…

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How To Do Character Bible Studies

There are a variety of methods and many topics to choose from in studying the Bible. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to include study in our daily or weekly routine. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Character Bible studies offer a different way of exploring Scripture. They are relatable, and often bring the Bible to life by revealing God’s intentional relationship with His people.

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The Meaning of The Parable of the Rich Fool

Jesus told many parables, and this particular one is about a farmer building bigger barns. But it is titled the parable of the rich fool. In Scripture, it follows a warning about hypocrisy and precedes the command not to worry about what we need in life. It appears that in this short story there are challenges for us to consider carefully. What is Jesus saying exactly and what is the meaning of the parable of the rich fool?

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The Magnificat – Mary’s Song of Praise

For many people one of the strongest associations with Christmas is the carols and familiar songs that we hear at this special time of year. The celebration of Christmas has inspired so many great lyrics and tunes! This is nothing new, the account of the nativity story includes many songs of hope and joy. The first recorded Christmas song is in Scripture and known as The Magnificat. This is Mary’s song of praise as she pours out her heart in worship to God.

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Why Is Jesus The Lion of The Tribe of Judah?

The lion of the tribe of Judah is one of the more unusual names for Jesus, but it is also an important one. It is a title that says so much and reveals the faithfulness of God in fulfilling His word. In this name of Jesus there is symbolism and the fulfilment of a promise. It is also a title with great significance and one that brings hope for the future for those who love the Lord.

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